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Monthly Market Review: August 2021

Over August, the number of cases associated with the COVID-19 delta variant surged, slowing down the global economic recovery as countries with low vaccination rates.

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Monthly Market Review: Jul 2021

Over July, forward-looking purchasing manager indices revealed that growth in highly vaccinated countries has started to stabilise at high levels.

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Market and Economic Conditions: Q2 2021

After an initial slow rollout of vaccination programs, developed market shave now made significant progress.

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Monthly Market Review: Jun 2021

Over June, the US Federal Reserve shifted to more of a hawkish stance as inflation indicators reached decade highs.

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Monthly Market Review: May 2021

Over May, inflation fears intensified as a result of a strong economic growth outlook and ongoing policy support, evidenced by expansionary budget proposals in both the US and Australia.

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Monthly Market Review: April 2021

Global equity markets had a strong month over April, driven by economic optimism, accommodative monetary and fiscal policy and across developed markets the acceleration of vaccination rates.

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Market and Economic Conditions: Q1 2021

Share markets have maintained broadly positive returns since the December quarter, despite the volatility witnessed in Treasury yields and the slow rollout of vaccination programs globally.

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Monthly Market Review: March 21

Over March, the US released positive economic data and announced the potential for further government stimulus, which helped strengthen investor sentiment.

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Australian Monthly Market Review: Feb

Over the month of February, the economic data that was released showed mixed results and share markets were volatile.

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Australian Monthly Market Review: Jan

Over the month of January, economic data signalled a short term hit due to pandemic-related restrictions.

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Market and Economic Conditions: Q4 2020

Markets achieved strong positive returns over the December quarter despite the re-imposition of restrictions as a result of a resurgence in COVID-19 cases and the spread of a new strain.

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Australian Monthly Market Review: Dec

Over the month of December, markets broadly achieved positive returns as vaccine roll-outs and another fiscal stimulus package in the US offset bad news on the virus front.

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Australian Monthly Market Review: Nov

While COVID-19 cases continued to soar in the US, UK and Continental Europe over November, markets shrugged off short-term developments and soared on the back of positive vaccine news.

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Australian Monthly Market Review: Oct

Overseas shares posted negative returns in October 2020 as fears of a slowdown in the recovery materialised with onerous restrictions being re-imposed amid resurgence in COVID-19 cases.

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Market and Economic Conditions: Q3 2020

Markets have maintained a broadly positive run since the previous quarter.

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Australian Monthly Market Review: Sep

Over the month of September, markets experienced a reversal in investor sentiment.

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Australian Monthly Market Review: August

For the month of August, growth assets performed well as investor momentum remained strong.

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Australian Monthly Market Review: July

The month of July generally saw positive returns across asset classes, as growth assets continue to gain.

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Market and Economic Conditions: Q2 2020

Markets have recovered over the June quarter from the sharp declines in March.

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Australian Monthly Market Review: June

Growth assets continued to recover over June, but at a slower and more volatile pace than in May.

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Australian Monthly Market Review: May

Following the strong rebound in risk assets over April, the recovery continued into the month of May.

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Australian Monthly Market Review: April

Coronavirus fears drove losses across equity markets and sparked a flight to defensive assets in April 2020.

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Australian Monthly Market Review: March

COVID-19 continued to cause a severe shock to the global economy and financial market.

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Market and Economic Conditions: Q1 2020

Markets have responded negatively to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus around the world causing a decline in risky assets.

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Australian Monthly Market Review: Feb

Coronavirus fears drove losses across equity markets and sparked a flight to defensive assets over February.

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Australian Monthly Market Review: Jan

Global Shares closed out the month with losses after reaching fresh highs in mid January 2020.

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Market and Economic Conditions: Q4 2019

Global share markets ended a remarkable 2019 rally on a strong note with major stock indexes reaching fresh all-time highs.

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